Elvira Ann Cole

Brief Life History of Elvira Ann

Excerpt from the Journal of Joseph W. Young Emigrating Company: A daily journal and brief history of the voyage to New Orleans, up the river's & overland route to Salt Lake, of the company of Saints who left the [Victoria] Dock, Liverpool on Sunday Feb. 13 & the river [Mersey] on Tuesday Feb. 15, 1853 under the presidency of Elder J. W. Young on board the ship Elvira Owen, Captain Owen, Commander. "Saturday Feb. 12th 1853. About 9 o'clock in the evening Sister Elizabeth Cole from the Ridgeway Cross Branch of the Worster Conference was safely delivered of a daughter. Mother and child both hearty." ********************************** Elvira Ann Cole Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868 Name: Elvira Ann Cole Event Type: Immigration Event Date: 16 Oct 1853 Event Place: Deseret, United States Sex: Female Birth Date: 12 Feb 1853 Departure Date: 13 Jun 1853 Death Date: 21 Jun 1853 Company Name: Cyrus H. Wheelock Company Find a Grave Index: Elvira Ann Cole BIRTH 12 Feb 1853 DEATH 21 Jun 1853 (aged 4 months) BURIAL Pioneer Children's Memorial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 232650352 · View Source About 400 individuals and 52 wagons were in the Cyrus H. Wheelock Company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa. This company included a California company. They crossed the Missouri River on July 11. The company report, sent to Brigham Young on September 19, 1853, lists 427 individuals as part of the Wheelock company and 7 individuals as part of the California company traveling with them. The report does not include a record of those who died en route. This church wagon train departed June 1-3, 1853 and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley from October 6-16, 1853. Elvira Ann Cole was born on board the Elvira Owen. Her birth date is recorded in the Joseph W. Young journal. She died en route, while traveling with her family in the Wheelock company. Traveling with: Elizabeth Cole (Age 25), James Cole (Age 21). Gravesite Details Birth: Born on ship coming to USA , Atlantic Ocean.

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Family Time Line

James Cole
1832–1901
Elizabeth Savagar
1827–1873
Elvira Ann Cole
1853–1853
Mr. Cole
1862–1862
Lucy Ann Cole
1855–1915
William James Cole
1858–1942
George Cole
1864–1932
Richard Cole
1868–

Sources (2)

  • Elvira Ann Cole, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elvira Ann Cole, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

Name Meaning

English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).

English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Some Important Events in the Life of Wm. J. Cole - found in Hazel Barker Bott's genealogy book

My Father and Mother were born at Frome Hill Herefordshire England. Father born 5 Feb. 1831. Mother Born 2 Oct. 1827. They were married in England. Emigrated to America in 1853 Feb. and March. Th …

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